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Governors of New Jersey

Governors under the Proprietors (1665-1674)

Governors of East Jersey and their Deputies (1674-1702)

  • Philip Carteret 1674-1682
  • Robert Barclay 1682-1688
  • Thomas Rudyard, Deputy 1682-1683
  • Gawen Lawrie, Deputy 1683-1686
  • Lord Neill Campbell, Deputy 1686-1687
  • Andrew Hamilton, Deputy 1687-1690
  • Edmund Andros 1688-1689
  • Andrew Hamilton 1692-1697
  • Jeremiah Basse 1698-1699
  • Andrew Hamilton 1699-1702

Governors of West Jersey and their Deputies (1680-1702)

  • Edward Byllynge 1680-1687
  • Samuel Jennings, Deputy 1681-1684
  • Thomas Olive, Deputy 1684-1685
  • John Skene, Deputy 1685-1687
  • Daniel Coxe 1687-1688
  • Edmund Andros 1688-1689
  • Edward Hunloke, Deputy 1690
  • Andrew Hamilton[?] 1692-1697
  • Jeremiah Basse 1697-1699
  • Andrew Hamilton 1699-1702 (again)

Governors under Royal Government (1703-1776)

Governors of New York and New Jersey (1703-1738)

  • Edward Hyde, Lord Cornbury 1703-8
  • John, Lord Lovelace[?] 1708-9
  • Richard Ingoldesby, Lieutenant and Governor 1709-10
  • Robert Hunter 1710-20
  • William Burnet 1720-28
  • John Montgomerie 1728-31
  • Lewis Morris, President Of Council 1731-1732
  • William Cosby 1732-36
  • John Anderson, President Of Council 1736
  • John Hamilton, President Of Council 1736-1738

Governors of New Jersey Only (1738-1776)

  • Lewis Morris 1738-46
  • John Hamilton, President Of Council 1746-1747
  • John Reading, President Of Council 1747
  • Jonathan Belcher 1747-57
  • Thomas Pownall, Lieut. Governor 1757
  • John Reading, President Of Council 1757-1758
  • Francis Bernard 1758-60
  • Thomas Boone 1760-61
  • Josiah Hardy 1761-63
  • William Franklin, (1731-1813), 1763-76

Governors under the U.S. Constitution (1776-present)

Governors under the 1776 N.J. Constitution (1776-1844)

  • William Livingston 1776-90
  • Elisha Lawrence 1790 (?)
  • William Paterson 1790-93
  • Thomas Henderson 1793 (?)
  • Richard Howell 1793-1801
  • Joseph Bloomfield 1801-02
  • John Lambert, Acting Governor 1802-03
  • Joseph Bloomfield[?] 1803-12
  • Aaron Ogden 1812-13
  • William S. Pennington 1813-15
  • William Kennedy 1815 (?)
  • Mahlon Dickerson 1815-17
  • Isaac Halstead Williamson 1817-29
  • Peter Dumont Vroom 1829-32
  • Samuel Lewis Southard 1832-33
  • Elias P. Seeley 1833
  • Peter Dumont Vroom 1833-36 (again)
  • Philemon Dickerson 1836-37
  • William Pennington 1837-43
  • Daniel Haines 1843-45

Governors under the 1844 N.J. Constitution (1844-1946)

  • Charles Creighton Stratton 1845-48
  • Daniel Haines 1848-51 (again)
  • George Franklin Fort 1851-54
  • Rodman McCamley Price 1854-57
  • William A. Newell 1857-60
  • Charles S. Olden 1860-63
  • Joel Parker 1863-66
  • Marcus L. Ward 1866-69
  • Theodore Frelinghuysen Randolph 1869-72
  • Joel Parker 1872-75 (again)
  • Joseph D. Bedle 1875-78
  • George Brinton McClellan 1878-81
  • George C. Ludlow 1881-84
  • Leon Abbett 1884-87
  • Robert Stockton Green 1887-90
  • Leon Abbett 1890-93 (again)
  • George T. Werts 1893-96
  • John W. Griggs 1896-98
  • Foster M. Voorhees 1898
  • David Ogden Watkins 1898-99
  • Foster M. Voorhees 1899-1902 (again)
  • Franklin Murphy 1902-05
  • Edward C. Stokes 1905-08
  • John Franklin Fort 1908-11
  • Woodrow Wilson, (1856-1924), 1911-13
  • James F. Fielder, Acting Governor 1913
  • Leon R. Taylor, Acting Governor 1913-14
  • James F. Fielder 1914-17 (again)
  • Walter E. Edge 1917-19
  • William N. Runyon, Acting Governor 1919-20
  • Clarence E. Case, Acting Governor 1920
  • Edward I. Edwards 1920-23
  • George S. Silzer 1923-26
  • A. Harry Moore 1926-29
  • Morgan F. Larson 1929-32
  • A. Harry Moore 1932-35 (again)
  • Harold G. Hoffman 1935-38
  • A. Harry Moore 1938-41 (again)
  • Charles Edison, (1890-1969), 1941-44
  • Walter E. Edge 1944-47 (again)

Governors under the 1947 N.J. Constitution (1947-present)



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